Support Act has announced that their Head First mental health conference will be postponed until 2022.
The Australian music industry charity organisation had originally planned to host the event in July 2021, which was then pushed back to October due to Sydney’s ongoing COVID outbreak.
The charity has now announced that the inaugural mental health and wellbeing conference will be pushed back again to next year, with the new date for 2022 yet to be announced.
Ticket holders have been advised that OzTix will contact them shortly.
In more welcome news, Support Act also announced additional slots available on their Mental Health First Aid Training and Press Play for the Music Industry workshops, and revealed a new Ethical Bystander Training initiative.
The new course is intended to help prevent sexual violence in the music industry and will teach valuable skills on the correct way to ethically intervene when witnessing derogatory comments, harassment, or violent conduct in the workplace.
Support Act was established to help provide artists, crew and music workers with crisis relief services, due to any ill health, injury, or mental health problem that may affect their ability to work within the music industry.
If you or someone you know is struggling, the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential phone counselling service, available 24/7 that you can use. It’s available to anyone anywhere in Australia who works in music, the performing arts or other creative industries. It’s accessible 365 days per year by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia.
Support Act also provides a dedicated Helpline for First Nations artists, crew and music workers, which can be accessed by calling 1800 959 500 (Option 3) between 8am to 6pm AEST Monday to Friday.
If you or someone you care about is in crisis or at immediate risk, dial 000.
Photo: Nik Shuliahin, Logo: Support Act